Major crossover class for Chevrolet is going to be updated for 2018 season. Amongst other models, second-generation of Traverse is going to be updated and released. This three-row SUV has been spotted in the streets while testing, and this camouflaged vehicle will come as 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. Crossover is going to share platform with GMC Acadia, and major change is on wheelbase length. Bigger Traverse is produced to attract more buyers, and mostly in its homeland, United States.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Fuel Economy
If 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is going to use exact same platform as Acadia from GMC, it is particular that huge weight drop is on the way for Chevy crossover. Lightweight materials provide strength as conventional materials employed just before. Savings on weight leads to far better handling and, certainly, fuel economy. That is major overall weakness of crossover class. Nevertheless, each and every year we have some improvements and new Traverse is making an additional step in saving big money on petrol. Precise numbers are unknown but, but GMC officials claim that their Acadia have lost 700 pounds. If diet regime brings comparable outcomes for Chevy crossover, it can almost certainly achieve few miles per gallon in overall mileage.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Engine
An additional important part of fuel economy is excellent decision of powertrain. It has to be powerful, tough, economical and trusted. A V6 is huge sufficient for this type of vehicle. The 2018 Chevrolet Traverse is larger than Acadia, so it is not likely for GMC to borrow 2.5-l unit to its sibling. More likely that 3.6-l engine is going to supply power for new Traverse. Comparable to current powertrain, it can deliver additional power. Predicted output is around 310 hp. Engine is mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. New front-wheel drive system is getting completed in Chevy factories, and all-wheel drive will be optional.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse Competition and Release Date
We think that Detroit car show will host the premiere of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse, possibly next year, while dealership appearance will comply with in few months. This market is crowded with quite a few models which are going to refresh its appearance, and major rivals are Ford Explorer, Nissan Pathfinder and Honda Pilot. If early information come correct, new Traverse is going to expense in region of $30,000.